City of Washburn hires Wiseley as new city clerk

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Exeter native takes over duties


The city of Washburn has hired Barry County native Emily Wiseley to fill the position of city clerk.

The position became available when Julie Grillione, clerk for the last seven years, resigned. An Exeter native, Wiseley said she was anxious to begin serving the city in her new position.

"I'm very excited and ready to move forward," said Wiseley, who added that one of her goals was to make a difference in the Washburn community. "When people come in, I want to put a smile on their face. I want to make their day a little brighter."

Wiseley, who previously worked at Crowder College and the Cassville Branch Library, resides in Exeter, where she graduated from high school.

Washburn Mayor John Tiedeman said Wiseley began her duties on May 31, and will serve as city clerk, financial officer and court clerk. As part of her duties, she will handle utility payments, court proceedings, the city budget, city council meetings and manage the office area.

"I think she's going to be just fine, and we're ready to get her trained and on her own," he said.

Tiedeman said the city had about 12 candidates apply, and seven were interviewed. The council chose Wiseley, he said, for a variety of reasons. But, what especially stood out about her, Tiedeman said, was that she was from the area and had a pleasing personality.

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